You Are Sixteen Going On Seventeen...

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Long Floral Ruffle Dress: Thrifted.
Straw Hat with Flowers: Thrifted.
Tan Flats: Thrifted.
Gold Key Necklace: Came with a Book.
Brown Belt: Kohl's.



Well... today is my last day of being sixteen years old! Tomorrow I turn SEVENTEEN!! I've always thought seventeen to be the truly perfect age. You're not 18 and officially an adult with responsibilities, and yet you're not all that young either. For some reason I've just always wanted to be seventeen. When I was a little girl I always admired the older girls who were in high school and for some reason I couldn't wait to be their age, which was seventeen. I can't explain it but it feels like such a magical age for some reason. Here's some of the things I think of about turning seventeen...



  • When I was younger I always thought a person had to actually be seventeen to read Seventeen Magazine! Haha, Obviously, that's not the case but for some reason it will feel special to me in a strange way to actually be seventeen and read that magazine. I always just couldn't wait for some reason to be seventeen reading Seventeen.

  • I will officially be able to go to an R rated movie! Hoot hoot! Not like it's really a huge deal or anything. For goodness sakes my parents made me wait until I was thirteen to go see a pg-13 movie. I haven't even seen really that many R movies. They are all too gore-y and usually too vulgar my my liking. Give me a romance movie any day! (which I saw Letters to Juliet today and LOVED!) Still, I'm going to feel pretty cool going to my first R movie at the theater or renting a R movie at Blockbuster!

  • I know it's not really important but in my favorite book, Someone Like You, the main characters are seventeen. I know, strange and weird to think about. I've read the book so many times though and always thought to myself everytime, " I just can't wait to be seventeen like Haley and Scarlett!"

  • Oh, you all know the song from the sound of music... "You are sixteen going on seventeen Baby, it's time to think Better beware, be canny and careful Baby, you're on the brink..."

  • Finally, I always think of how Allie and Noah were seventeen when they first met in my favorite movie of all time, The Notebook. Now, I don't feel like I'm going to meet the love of my life or anything when I turn seventeen like them, but it's just that I have an infatuation with Allie in the movie. It's crazy to admit, but I always pretend that I'm Allie Hamilton when I dress in vintage clothing. If I ever need inspired, I just watch The Notebook and I'm hooked on red lipstick and vintage clothes for quite awhile after. I just admire her so much in the movie and am so inspired by her (even though she is only imaginary!) It just feels so special that I'll be the same age as her now.


    I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend! Tomorrow I'm going out to eat and having a little party with some family for my birthday! I'm very excited :) I don't turn seventeen officially until 9:57 tomorrow night, so I'm going to enjoy being sixteen just a little while longer, hehe.

Lauren.
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4 lovely little notes:

Jessie said...

that's so cool to be 17! but I'm a bit weird to be older and older every year.

jessie xxx

sofi moukidou said...

happy birthday!!! wish i was 17!
oh! love your dress!!!

nikol said...

This is SO pretty! You're so pretty! haha. I love the look, it reminds me of like western early 20's period piece meets the far east, love it.

Jen in the Purple Pants said...

Happy birthday!!! Being 17 looks like so much fun!!!! I want to see The Notebook now!!
--- Jen

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